Author Topic: Family props up, poses with dead boxer  (Read 250 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Online mystery-ak

  • Owner
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 246,197
Family props up, poses with dead boxer
« on: February 01, 2014, 09:34:57 AM »
http://nypost.com/2014/01/31/dead-boxers-corpse-stands-posed-in-boxing-ring-at-wake/

Family props up, poses with dead boxer

By Tara Palmeri

January 31, 2014 | 8:30pm


 The body of boxer Christopher Rivera is propped up in a fake boxing ring during his wake at the community recreation center within the public housing project where he lived in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Friday. Photo: AP

He refused to be knocked out, even in death.

The family of a Puerto Rican boxer — who was shot to death last week — honored his dying wish on Friday by propping up his corpse in the corner of a fake boxing ring to memorialize his career.

Like an ashen wax figure, Christopher Rivera’s pale, embalmed body was positioned in the corner of the ring decked out in boxing gloves, a hoodie, shades and sneakers.


Lidianette Carmona, right, the wife of the late boxer Christopher Rivera, stands with Rivera’s mother Celines Amaro, left, and Rivera’s son Julio Christopher pose with the late boxer’s body.Photo: AP

Rivera’s mother, Celines Amaro, wife Lidianette Carmona and son Julio Christopher posed with the body that looked ready to pull out its next upper cut.

Mourners took cellphone shots of the corpse. Some pointed at him and imitated his figure.

The simulation of a boxing ring was set up at the community recreation center of the public housing project where he lived in San Juan. A single white candle was positioned in the center of the ring.

Elsie Rodriguez, a vice president of the funeral home that staged the wake, said his company has planned unusual vigils for others before, such as a man seated on his motorcycle.

Rivera died at age 23 with a 5-15 record in the 130-pound weight class.


Support the USO

Online mystery-ak

  • Owner
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 246,197
Re: Family props up, poses with dead boxer
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2014, 09:36:35 AM »
This is the 2014 version of what people did a hundred years ago when they would pose with their dead family members for a keepsake photograph...

Support the USO

Offline PzLdr

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 3,421
Re: Family props up, poses with dead boxer
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2014, 02:15:00 PM »
A weird semi-selfie from beyond the grave. Where's Obama?
Hillary's Self-announced Qualifications: She Stood Up To Putin...She Sits to Pee


Share me

Digg  Facebook  SlashDot  Delicious  Technorati  Twitter  Google  Yahoo
Smf